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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 251, § 806)
  • § 251-806. Connections to sewer system

    After such system of sewers or mains has been constructed as above provided, each and every owner of a house or other building in said Village situate upon any highway, street, lane, or alley through which a sewer main has been so laid out and constructed, shall, when requested by the trustees, cause to be constructed under the direction of the Commissioner a sewer or drain from such house or other building to the nearest sewer main and connected therewith so as to take all the sewage from and around said house or building and discharge the same into such sewer main. In case any person or corporation owning a house so situate shall fail or neglect to construct such branch sewer from such house, it shall be the duty of the Sewer Commissioner to give such person notice in writing, recorded by the Clerk, requiring the person to build such branch sewer from the person's premises to the main sewer; and in case any such person does not construct such branch sewer within 30 days from the time of receiving said notice, it shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees to declare said premises a nuisance, and said Board of Trustees may direct the Sewer Commissioner who is hereby authorized and empowered so to do to enter upon said premises and properly construct said branch sewer, and the person upon whose premises such branch sewer has been so constructed shall pay to the Treasurer of said Village forthwith upon the completion of work all expense which the Sewer Commissioner has incurred in the construction of such branch sewer, and upon neglect of such person to pay the same then the corporation shall have an action founded on this statute to recover such expenses and said premises shall be holden for the payment of any judgment recovered in such action, and no homestead shall be exempt from attachment and execution in such action.